President Akufo Addo has dispelled claims by Upper Many Krobo residents that going for the covid-19 jabs will make them to vote for the New Patriotic Party (NPP) in the 2024 general elections.
Two weeks ago, the Upper Manya Krobo District Health Directorate, through its director, Esther Dua Oyinka, revealed some reasons why residents in the district are not willing to go for the covid-19 vaccination. One of the reasons include the fear of voting for the ruling NPP in 2024 after receiving the jabs.
“Some of the rumours are that if you are a man and you take the vaccine you will become impotent which is a falsehood. Others are saying if you are a lady, you will cease menstruation and you cannot give birth any longer, others say if you take it you are going to die that it will push you to your early grave because you will experience some funny signs and symptoms in your body. Even some are saying it is the government that has put in certain things to make up for the vaccine to vaccinate them so that it will change their minds from voting for any other party except the sitting party,” the Upper Manya Krobo District Health Director was quoted as saying.
However, in his 27th address to the nation, since the emergence of covid-19 in the country, President Akufo Addo shot down the mischief being peddled by the residents of the Upper Manya Krobo district, a district which noted of being one of the strongholds of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC).
According to him, the vaccines are safe, and taking the vaccine jab will not have any effect on the ‘political thinking’ on anyone, including the residents of Upper Manya Krobo.
“…The vaccines are safe. They will not harm you. They will protect you and your family. Contrary to the mischief being peddled by some, getting vaccinated will not cause you to vote for the NPP in the 2024 elections, if you do not want to. This is an outrageous claim Vaccination cannot change your political preferences…,” President Akufo Addo said in his address monitored by GhanaVanguard.com.